Posted on 12/06/2022

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The Best Vacation Destinations In Africa

The continent of Africa is undoubtedly the most unexplored in terms of tourism. More than 50 countries in the continent offer thousands of unforgettable experiences that one needs to try atleast once in their lifetime. Tourists have so much to choose from - they can explore the bustling big cities of Africa like Cape Town, Cairo, and Marrakesh or just try and explore the stunning and abundant wildlife on a safari in Kenya, South Africa, or Tanzania. Some other major attractions include the Victoria Falls, which is often included in the list of seven wonders of the world. Hiking lovers can also explore the numerous mountain peaks, like Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the continent's tallest mountain at 19,000 ft. And then of course, there are the beaches along the thousands of miles of coastline. So, let us explore some of the best vacation destinations in the culturally rich continent.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is situated near the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean, the Cape of Good Hope. The southernmost tip of South Africa has been a tourist favourite for years now. Tourists tend to love the cultural richness of the city coupled with its stunning views. A must-see spot is the Twelve Apostle rock formations. One can enjoy the breathtaking white-sand beaches from the tourist spot. Clifton and Camps Bay along the city's Atlantic Ocean coastline are the most famous beaches. 

Adventure enthusiasts also have a lot to discover. They can go hiking to the top of Lion's Head and enjoy the stunning sunset views. One can also visit the historically significant sites like the Robben Island. This is the spot where Nelson Mandela was kept as a political prisoner for almost 27 years. The city also houses a long list of museums, galleries, and art exhibitions for one to explore. Lastly, the world-class hotels, bars, and restaurants are bound to make you fall in love with the local cuisine and culture. 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is surely going to make you feel as if you have stepped into another world or an alternate reality. One gets the feeling as if the time has stopped while you are there. And also, the only city in Zanzibar is the Stone Town, an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean which is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One can witness the locals still fishing in their boats in the picture-perfect turquoise sea. The ancient mosques and crowded bazaars are also a treat to visit. 

The busiest city over here also feels like a small town. The other parts of the island are just for laying around under the sun and on the white sand. A lot of tourists also indulge in some water sports like snorkelling and diving. Anyone who is interested in exploring marine life must dive into the sea and witness more than 500 species. 

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The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Watching both, the sunrise and sunset, over the Pyramids of Giza is an experience you are bound to remember all your life. And if you watch it from the back of the camel, then it is even better. The pyramids along with the Great Sphinx were built back in the 26th century BCE. That is part of the reason why they continue to be the country's most iconic tourist attractions. The nearest city to the pyramids is Cairo, which also happens to be Egypt's capital and the biggest city. Cairo in itself is an important tourist destination. 

The capital city is situated along the banks of the Nile River. It is chaotic and buzzing with people at all times of the day. Tourists love to experience how Cairo manages to balance the ancient history along with being a metropolis. The Egyptian museum is a great way to discover the country's ancient history. One can book hotels like the Fairmont Nile City to enjoy the stunning views of the city.  

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia

Try visiting the Victoria Falls during the rainy season to truly understand the magnanimity of the tourist attraction. There is a reason after all behind the locals calling it ?The Smoke That Thunders?. It is extremely impressive to witness the sound of water falling into a pool more than 300 ft under it. It mimics the sound of thunder, and the mist that comes back up looks like smoke. 

The mighty falls are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are situated right at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Tourists are not only impressed by the magnanimous water drop, but also its length of 1.7 kilometres. In order to enjoy the best views of the falls, one needs to follow the trail on the Zimbabwe side of it. 

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Marrakesh, Morocco

The beautiful city of North Africa, Marrakesh, can be easily accessed through an overnight ferry from the South of Spain. The Western Moroccan city is the country's fourth largest and houses the famous walled Medina, dating back to the Berber Empire. It is a visual treat for anyone who spends a day in the city exploring the little markets, locally known as souks. One can find everything ranging from spices to jewellery to even traditional Moroccan clothing. 

A must-see tourist attraction in Marrakesh is the Koutoubia Mosque. The Moorish minaret is a part of the city's skyline and was constructed in the 12th-century. One can even enjoy a hot air balloon ride and experience the city in a very different light. The vibrant and chaotic city's rooftops light up with the sun and you can witness the majestic views from the hot air balloon. 

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